PS Countess of Erne (1868)

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Name: 1868-1935: PS Countess of Erne
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Builder: Walpole, Webb & Bewley, Dublin
Launched: 1868
Out of service: 16 September 1935
Fate: Sank in Portland Harbour
General characteristics
Tonnage: 830 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 241.4 ft (73.6 m)
Beam: 29 ft (8.8 m)
Draught: 14.3 ft (4.4 m)

PS Countess of Erne was a paddle steamer passenger vessel operated by the London and North Western Railway from 1863 to 1889.[1]


She was built by Walpole, Webb & Bewley, Dublin for the London and North Western Railway in 1868.

She was sold to the Bristol General Steam Navigation Company in 1889 and used for a couple of years before being sold for scrap.

She was then used as a coal hulk in various ports. Finally she sank in Portland Harbour on 16 September 1935 and is a popular site with scuba divers for training dives.


  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962